St. Brigid Catholic Church Hanford, CA
St. Brigid Catholic ChurchHanford, CA


The clergy at St. Brigid Catholic Church have dedicated their lives to the service of others.  The sacrament of Holy Orders affords us so many gifts and blessings. There have been 23 pastors of St. Brigid's. A list of them can be found here.

Fr. Joseph Govindu is from Hyderabad, India. His ordination to the priesthood on May 27th, 2017 in the Diocese of Fresno has been a blessing. As a priest, Father Joseph became a tool for the Catholic Community to have access to Christ through the Holy Eucharist, prepare for Baptism, Confirmation, Healing in the Sacrament of the Sick, Marriage and provide the services of Confession. Father Joseph was educated in a Catholic School amongst religious nuns and priests instilling in him hope for our Catholic Community through Christ. He welcomed the Priesthood knowing he would become a servant of God! Father Joseph wants to share with everyone that God loves you, forgives us when we say Sorry and Jesus Christ is our Savior and Creator of All Things! He welcomes you to St. Brigid Catholic Church!


"As a young child, I had the privilege of growing up in Diocesan schools. Amidst the Priests, Nuns and a Catholic environment, the desire to become a priest was instilled in me in a natural way. I believe that God will use me as an instrument in His vineyard and grant me the grace to transform the souls of His people. I have a very filial devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and in a special way, I also have a devotion to St. Anthony of Padua - known for his preaching and miracles. 'Simply and klindly trust in Jesus. The rest He will take care of.' If it is He who sows this seed called desire in our hearts to become His priests, definitely He will be the one who waters it, prunes it and nurtures it in His own way! Above all, kindly continue to pray for more laborers to work in the vineyard of our Diocese of Fresno."

Deacon John Sousa was born in St. Jorge, Azore Islands. He came to the United States at the age of seventeen. He married Maria Costa in 1975. They have three sons: John Paul, Joseph and Albert.  After retiring from Elementary School Administration in June, 2011, he was ordained a Permanent Deacon on January 15, 2011.  He is assigned by the Bishop as the Diocese Director of the Permanent Diaconate Ministry.  He is also active in the St. Brigid Portuguese and Baptism Ministries.

Schedule of Masses

Saturday    4:00 PM (Vigil)

Sunday       7:00 AM

                     8:30 AM

                   10:00 AM

                   11:30 AM (Spanish)

Monday       7:00 AM

               (Communion Service)

Tuesday - Friday

                      7:00 AM

First Saturday

                       7:00 AM


Sacrament of Reconciliation

   Immediately after

      4:00 PM Saturday Vigil   

      7:00 AM Tuesday Masses.

   Or by appointment by

      calling the parish office.


St. Brigid Catholic Church

200 East Florinda Street

Hanford, CA 93230


Mon-Fri, 9 am - 4 pm


You can reach Father Joseph by email at or call for an appointment @ 559-582-2533.

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